Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category

Eddie ‘Pops’ Salazar, Sr.

Posted On March 6th, 2014 -

EDDIE ‘POPS’ SALAZAR, SR. April 3, 1916 – February 21, 2014 Eddie was 97 years old and resided at Aloha Nursing & Rehab Centre’. He passed away peacefully on February 21, 2014. He was born in Lahaina and raised on Oahu. He is survived by three daughters, Lena Salazar Torco, Bernie Salazar Ornellas, Annabelle Salazar Kennedy and sister-in-law Margaret Lancaster; (19) grand, (43) great grand and (11) great great grand children. Predeceased by wife Cecilia, sons Eddie Jr. & Wallace Sr., daughter Jane and grandson Troy. Life celebration at St. Anns Church in Kaneohe. Visitation: Monday, March 10, 2014 at 9:45am. Services: 11:45am. Burial: 1pm at Hawaii Memorial Park. Online condolences: borthwickoahu.com

FLORA JENSEN

Posted On March 5th, 2014 -

FLORA JENSEN Age 98, of Pearl City, HI, passed away February 25, 2014 in Aiea. Born March 19, 1915 in Castner Village, Schofield Barracks. Retired forelady from Hawaiian Tuna Packers. She is survived by daughter, Yvonne (Charles) Spillner; sister, Jane Soares of WA; 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grand- children; 19 great-great-grand- children. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (March 11) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church; (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City) Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 1:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Shirlee Suenaga Masuoka

Posted On March 5th, 2014 -

SHIRLEE SUENAGA MASUOKA Shirlee Masuoka, 78, died at home on February 4, 2014.Shirlee graduated from Saint Francis Convent School in 1952 and Holy Names College in 1956. After graduation, Shirlee taught at Kaneohe Elementary, St Francis High School and St Louis School. She dedicated her life to the education, counseling and support of her students and was affectionately called Mrs. M. She is survived by daughter Shelley Marie Simmons, son Mark (Debbie) Masuoka, one granddaughter, sisters Janice Fukunaga and Susan Suenaga. Visitation 3:00 pm Saturday, March 8th at the Mystical Rose Chapel on the Chaminade University campus. Services at 3:30 pm. Casual attire.

ELEANOR SANTOS GASPAR

Posted On March 5th, 2014 -

ELEANOR SANTOS GASPAR Age 56, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 30, 2014 in Aiea. Born August 29, 1957 in Laoag City, Philippines. Eleanor was formerly employed by the Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel. She is survived by husband, Johnny Gaspar; son, Joel Gaspar; daughter, Janice Gaspar; mother: Cirila Santos; brothers, Marlou (Irene) Santos of NV, Regino (Maricel) Santos, Benjie Santos of NV; sisters, Helen Santos of NV, Maryanne Reyes of NV, Russell (Ed) Violago of NV, Alma (Raymond) Arvisu of NV. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Sunday (March 9) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Monday (March 10) at St Joseph Catholic Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu) Mass 9:30 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

RACHEL JANICKI LOO

Posted On March 5th, 2014 -

RACHEL JANICKI LOO Age 88, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away February 9, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born February 7, 1925 in Pohala Homestead, Honolulu. She is survived by son, Leonard (Rowena) Low; daughters, Erma Mariano, Cynthia (Harry) Nakama; brother, Eugene (Judy) Mariano; numerous grandchildren, great-grand- children; great-great-grand- children, nieces and nephews. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Monday (March 10) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 2:00 p.m. at Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

LEONOR “ONOR” ABAD AGACID

Posted On March 5th, 2014 -

LEONOR ONOR ABAD AGACID Age 77, of Waipahu, HI, passed away February 4, 2014 in Kapolei. Born May 8, 1936 in Barangay 25, Tamdagan, Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Member of Vintar Ohana International. She is survived by husband, Jesus Manuel B. Agacid; daughters, Guillerma “Gilma” (Rudy) Respicio, Chaly (Mario) Lapurga, Divina (Jimmy) Agbayani; son, Ferdinand “Nanding” (Marina) Agacid; 7 grandchildren; brother: Alberto (Cleotilde) Abad of Delano, CA. Visitation 6-9 p.m. Monday (March 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 7 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (March 11) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10 a.m. Burial 11 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

LARRY WINSTON HALE

Posted On March 4th, 2014 -

LARRY WINSTON HALE Age 66, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 7, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born November 28, 1947 in Honolulu, HI. A retired Farrington High School security personnel. He is survived by wife, Colette Hale; sons, Winston Hale, Keoni Hale; daughters, Raquel Hale, Malia Hale; numerous grandchildren; sisters, Memory Lacayanga, Penny Dela Cruz. Visitation 8:30 a.m. Thursday (March 6) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 9:30 a.m. Casual Attire.

JERRY SABATE

Posted On March 4th, 2014 -

3-4 JERRY SABATEJERRY SABATE Age 74, of Pearl City, HI, passed away February 20, 2014 in Aiea. Born November 18, 1939 in Lanai City, HI. He is survived by wife, Cammy Sabate; son, Jeremy (Maire) Sabate; mother, Connie Estocondo; brothers, Larry (Corri) Sabate, Ronald Sabate, Michael Sabate, Earl (Didi) Sabate; sisters, Cyndi (Dave) Rogers, Priscilla Grace; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (March 8) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Funeral Service 6:30 p.m. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Clara S. Miyashiro Ho

Posted On March 2nd, 2014 -

CLARA S. MIYASHIRO HO 1923-2014 Clara passed away on January 7, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. She was born on Maui and graduated from Maui High School. A homemaker. She is survived by her husband of sixty six years, Walter, four daughters: Barbara (Louis) Webb, Katherine (Lin) Akiyama, Bernadette (Donald) Atkins, and Stephanie (Kean) Hiroshima, six grandchildren, four great grand children, three sisters: Peggy (James) Miyamoto, Carol (George) Kido, and Sally (Donald) Kato and many nieces and nephews. She will be interned in National Cemetery on Punch Bowl Friday, March 7, 2014, at 10:30am with a short service.

SOSIMO LONGBOY VALENCIA

Posted On March 2nd, 2014 -

SOSIMO LONGBOY VALENCIA Age 84, of Honolulu, HI, passed away February 19, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born April 4, 1929 in Dingras, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Owner of S. Valencia Landscaping Service. He is survived by wife, Carlina A. Valencia; sons, Domingo (Fe Agustin) Valencia, Ruben (Remy Palafox) Valencia; daughters, Zenaida (Roger) Valencia-Domingo Agsalda, Leonida (Oscar) Damo, Brigida Valencia Marcus, Florentina (Terry) Valencia White of Lebanon, PA, Martina (Marvin) Valencia-Blanco of Fairview, OR, Imelda (Damaso) Baniaga Palafox; sister, Visitacion (Leon) Tagalicod; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Thursday (March 6) at the Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Friday (March 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Flowers Welcome.

ETHEL CHANG AU

Posted On March 2nd, 2014 -

3-2 Ethel Chang AuETHEL CHANG AU Age 90, of Honolulu, passed away February 10, 2014 in Honolulu. Born March 26, 1923 in Honolulu. Ethel Chang Au, daughter of the late Dr. Joseph and Elizabeth Chang, passed away peacefully at her Nuuanu home on Monday, February 10, 2014. Ethel was 90 years young. Preceded in death by her husband Wallace K. L. Au, Ethel was always proud that their four sons had graduated from her alma mater The Kamehameha Schools; Wallace KS 61′ (Shirley), Dr. Leslie KS 63′ (Karen), Joseph KS 71′ (Alexandra), Duane KS 75′ (Cheryl). She is survived by her four sons, seven of her eight grandchildren, eight great- grandchildren and her beloved brother Dr. Joseph S.M. Chang. Ethel attended Royal Elementary School and graduated from The Kamehameha Schools for Girls in 1941. Ethel and Wally moved to Lanai City and managed the 11 bedroom “Lanai Inn” for many years before leaving the island in 1968. Moving to Oahu Ethel had held several positions and eventually retired from the Waikiki Resort Hotel. Ethel was a multi-talented person who was well known for her artistic crafts which included feather and haku lei, wood carving, flower arrangements and her famous Christmas wreaths. Ethel’s joy in making beautiful things was matched only by the pleasure she got from giving them to family and friends. Ethel will always be remembered for her generous aloha spirit, her beautiful flowers, her artistic talents, and for the love that she had for The Kamehameha Schools. A celebration of Ethel’s life will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, 2747 Pali Hwy. (808) 595-3105. Gathering will begin at 10:00 AM followed by Mass at 11:00 AM. A luncheon reception will follow in the parish hall. Interment will be at 2:15 PM at Diamond Head Memorial Park, 529 18th Ave. (808) 734-1954. Aloha Attire. Flowers Welcome.

Harry Iwao Miyashiro

Posted On March 2nd, 2014 -

3-2 607298 Harry Miyashiro_2HARRY IWA IWAO MIYASHIRO April 17, 1934 – Feb 14, 2014 Harry Iwao Miyashiro, 79, of Honolulu, Hawaii peacefully passed at his Kalihi Valley home on February 14, 2014. He was born on April 17, 1934 in Nuuanu and was the 10th child of 12 for Chiushichi and Kame Miyashiro. As a youngster he worked as a shoeshine boy in downtown, a paper-boy and a caddy at Oahu Country Club. Harry graduated from McKinley High School in 1952 where he had fond memories of being an avid player on the golf team. He then entered the sheet metal trade where he served as a journeyman and steward. He had a dedicated career encompassing 40 years with the Hawaii Sheet Metal Workers IA Union Local 293. He enjoyed sports especially golf and UH games. Harry was a man of few words but his actions were always heartfelt with integrity. He is survived by his wife Gilda Miyashiro, son Travis Miyashiro and daughter-in-law Nelda Miyashiro, daughter Lois Miyashiro-Tong and son-in-law Robert Tong, 4 sisters Violet Ono, June Miyasato, Lilly Kimura, Ruth Fujioka and brother-in law Edward Fujioka, sister-in-law Elsie Miyashiro, 3 grand children Andromeda Tong (9), Teiji Miyashiro (6), Kyra Tong (2), nieces and nephews. Services will be on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary. Visitation at 2:30pm, service at 3:30pm. Casual attire. Flowers welcome. Burial on Monday, March 10, 2014, 10:30am at Oahu Cemetery.

CRESENCIO GARDE VALDEZ

Posted On March 2nd, 2014 -

CRESENCIO GARDE VALDEZ Age 62, of Honolulu, passed away February 8, 2014 at Queen’s Medical Center. Born April 15, 1951 in Palang, San Quitin, Abra, Philippines. He worked for Hawaiian King Candies. He is survived by wife, Leticia Bigornia Valdez; sons, Christopher Valdez (Cedelyn Companero), Mark Raffy Valdez; daughters, Lilibeth Valdez, Mary Jane Valdez; brother, Crisostomo Cosme, Philippines; 2 grandchildren. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday 3/7 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary, Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:15 a.m. Saturday 3/8 at St. Anthony Church, 640 Puuhale Rd, Mass 10:30 a.m. Burial 12 noon at Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

STUART A. MIYAMOTO

Posted On March 1st, 2014 -

STUART A. MIYAMOTO Age 57, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away February 10, 2014 in Wahiawa. Born June 5, 1956 in Honolulu, HI. Employed with City & County of Honolulu, Department of Motor Vehicles as a motor vehicle inspector. He is survived by sons, Tyler K. Y. Miyamoto, Riley K.A. Miyamoto; daughter, Jayme L.Y. Miyamoto; brothers, Rodney Y. Miyamoto, Jr., Guy S. (Linda) Miyamoto; sisters, April Se Cheverell, Sharlene Miyamoto; former spouse, Patti Miyamoto-Asato; father, Rodney Miyamoto, Sr. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (March 3) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire.

SHAE AKEMI IDEUE

Posted On March 1st, 2014 -

SHAE AKEMI IDEUE Age 19, of Pearl City, HI, passed away February 2, 2014 in Honolulu. Born February 22, 1994 in Honolulu. Member of Inspire Church. She is survived by parents, Ryan & Shirlene Ideue; sister, Brooke Ideue; paternal grand- mother, Kay Tokihiro Ideue; paternal grandfather, Wilfred (Kay) Ideue; maternal grand- parents, Harold & Jane Hamadon. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Friday (March 7) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. No flowers, please.

TAKUO MIMURA

Posted On March 1st, 2014 -

TAKUO MIMURA Takuo Mimura, 90, departed this world from Honolulu, Hawaii on February 19, 2014. He was the loyal husband of Fumiko Mimura; beloved step- father of Toshie Nakabayashi; devoted father of Laura, Janis and George Mimura; and doting grandfather of Alexandre, Karina, Andrew and Vivien Mimura. Takuo was born in Tokyo on April 24, 1923 to Tetsu Shinohara and Saiichiro Mimura, the second of three children. He spent his childhood in Shizuoka, Japan before attending Hokkaido University. His parents were rarified Japanese Christian converts who exposed him to Western culture at a young age. Takuo’s proficiency in both German and English helped him to survive WWII and its aftermath and to procure a Fulbright scholarship to attend Case Western Reserve University where he earned a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Takuo married Akiko Kusumoto Mimura (1933-1978) and together raised three children in Cleveland, Ohio, while he was working for the NASA Apollo program as a research scientist until its cessation in 1972. He started his second career in the semiconductor industry and moved his family back to Tokyo in 1977. Takuo retired as a Managing Director at General Electric Semiconductor and moved to Honolulu in 1987 with Fumiko Mori Mimura, his second wife of 30 years. Takuo was a true optimist: his only stated regret was that he did not have “a lot more” children, he believed that gratitude is the key to happiness, and he valued the future more than the past. Takuo was a simple man: his only want throughout his life was the desire to stay warm, really warm; and to express his detailed opinion with respect to whatever he happened to be eating. We miss him dearly but we will always remember him whenever we feel the need to stay really warm or comment on the cooking. A private memorial will be held on March 4, 2014 at Hawaiian Memorial Park in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering.

Hazel E. Gonsalves

Posted On February 28th, 2014 -

2-28 605843 Hazel GonsalvesHAZEL E. GONSALVES July 22, 1922 – January 29, 2014 Hazel E. Gonsalves, age 91 of Honolulu, died peacefully on January 29, 2014 at her home, surrounded by family and comforted by her unwavering faith in God. Born July 22, 1922 in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was the daughter of the late Emilia Veriato and Manuel Antone. In 1944 she married the light of her life Clarence Gonsalves and enjoyed 56 years of marriage before his passing in 2000. Hazel enjoyed her garden and spent many hours tending to her roses and violets. Known to have a “green thumb”‘, she gave life to everything she planted. She was blessed with many close and enduring friendships throughout her life. Those who knew her will undoubtedly miss her loving and playful spirit. A devoted wife and mother she shared her life with three generations of offspring. She leaves precious memories with her surviving daughters Cheryl (Larry) Cook of Nevada City, Ca., Valerie (William) Kauhane of Honolulu, son Michael (Jasmine) Gonsalves of Honolulu, and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will live forever in our hearts. Her brother Clifford Antone of Oakland, Ca., and sister Dolores “Dee” Santoki of Mililani also survive Hazel. Private services were held and she rests in peace and love with her husband Clarence at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetery. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her as she prepared for her journey home. Donations in the name of Hazel E. Gonsalves may be made to Saint Francis Hospice, 24 Puiwa Rd., Honolulu, HI 96817.

SANFORD TAKEHISA TAMANE

Posted On February 28th, 2014 -

SANFORD TAKEHISA TAMANE Age 60, of Mililani, HI, passed away December 20, 2013 in Honolulu. Born May 31, 1953 in Honolulu, HI. He is survived by brothers, Wayne (Linda) Tamane, Ross (Florence) Tamane; 2 nieces & 2 nephews. Private services were held.

Alice Fusae Hayashi

Posted On February 28th, 2014 -

2-28 605799-01-01 Alice HayashiALICE FUSAE HAYASHI 95, passed away peacefully on Feb. 11, 2014. Beloved wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. She will forever be remembered for her pure and generous heart; her quiet yet unwavering strength. Survived by husband, Tokuichi; son, Patrick (Lanette); daughter, Kathleen Salloum (Fares); daughter-in-law, Iris Seiki (wife of late son, Edwin); sisters, Shizuko Higa & Helen Miyamoto; brothers, Yusuke, Paul & Richard Arakaki; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children. Memorial service to be held Sat, March 8, 2014 at Aiea United Methodist Church. Visitation at 3pm. Service at 4pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Aiea United Methodist Church.

Jean Mitsuko Haraguchi (Honma)

Posted On February 27th, 2014 -

JEAN MITSUKO HARAGUCHI (HONMA) 84, died on February 22 in her home in Reno, NV. Born in Honolulu, she went to St. Francis School of Nursing and was an ER nurse for many years. She and husband Sueki raised 3 children in Torrance, CA, then moved to Reno 9 years ago. She is survived by husband Sueki, daughter Gayle (Sam) and son Mark; all of Reno; son Gary of Grants Pass, OR and granddaughter Raelynn Gardner of Los Angeles. She is also survived by brothers George (Bernie), James (Yuri) and Harry (Miki) Honma of Hawaii. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Jean’s name to a charity benefitting animals or children. A Celebration of Life service will be held in Torrance later this year. Jean will be greatly missed.

ALFREDO “FRED” “PIDONG” VALDEZ BARTOLOME, SR.

Posted On February 27th, 2014 -

ALFREDO FRED PIDONG VALDEZ BARTOLOME, SR. Age 81, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 30, 2014 in Aiea. Born April 22, 1932 in Barangay #12, Laoag City, Philippines. Retired from Sheraton Waikiki Hotel; member of Local Union #5; Laoagenous Association of Hawaii; and Bethel Chapel. He is survived by wife, Antipas T. “Paz” Bartolome; sons, James (Lily) Bartolome, Bernard (Emelyn) Bartolome; daughter, Betty (Armold) Peralta; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grand- children; brother, Alex (Delia) Bartolome; sisters, Evangeline Lagman, Maisy (Florencio) Pidong, Natividad (Pedro) Beltran, Veronica (Nelson) Pagurayan, Norma (Noly) Laroya. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday (March 4) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (March 5) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

JUDITH LEE ISHIMOTO

Posted On February 26th, 2014 -

2-26 JUDITH LEE ISHIMOTOJUDITH LEE ISHIMOTO 6/1/46 1/30/14 Judith Lee Ishimoto, a retired supervisor for the State of Hawaii Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Judy passed away from complications due to her life long struggle with muscular dystrophy. She is survived by her son, Robert (Alayna) Hangai, Jr. To learn more about Judy’s life, please visit her online memorial, judith-lee-ishimoto.forevermissed.com.

EMALIA ALEXANDRA BROWN GUARD

Posted On February 26th, 2014 -

2-26 605510  Emalia Guard (2)EMALIA ALEXANDRA BROWN GUARD 42, of Paia died peacefully Monday, February 10th, at home with her family. She is survived by her husband J. B. Guard IV, son Kahalakea Guard, parents Brooke Baird Brown, Hilary and Zadoc White Brown Jr., brother Zadoc White Brown III, stepbrothers Billy, Loch, and Hunter Eggers, grandmother Virginia Lowrey Brown, and many nieces and nephews. Emalia was born in San Francisco but grew up in Hawaii, primarily on Maui. She attended Lihikai Elementary School and graduated from Seabury Hall, class of ’89. Emalia attended the University of Vermont, graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and later received a master’s degree from San Francisco State University in exercise kinesiology. She was a member of the American College of Sports Medicine as well as a member of the Daughters of Hawaii. Emalia cherished her Hawaiian heritage and was a life-long student of Hawaiian culture, music, and language. A talented athlete, Emalia played tennis at Seabury and was the school’s first All-State high school selection for volleyball. After college, Em paddled for Hawaiian Canoe Club and with her husband, J. B. Guard helped coach Seabury’s first canoe club. She was a fitness instructor at the Kahului YMCA before becoming the P. E. teacher at Seabury Hall. She was a true role model for the many student-athletes who loved her. Ask anyone who met her and they would tell you Emalia always had a smile on her face. She was gracious, good-natured, and wonderfully easy to be with. She laughed generously and often, and her wit and sense of fun were contagious. The love she held for her husband and son were inspirational in ordinary times and superhuman during her battle with cancer. Emalia is one of those people who stay with you always. There are few lights that shine as brightly, yet it’s hard to summarize a woman whose focus was the real enjoyment of simple things. You never needed to tell her to stop and smell the flowers: she did it her whole life. A celebration of Emalia’s life was held at Hawaiian Canoe Club at 8:30 am and at Seabury Hall at 2:30 pm on Saturday, February 22nd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to an educational fund for Emalia’s son, Kahalakea Guard: Via Paypal @ www.teamemalia.com Or via check: Kahalakea Guard P.O. Box 791920 Paia, HI 96779

ROBERT O HENRIQUES

Posted On February 26th, 2014 -

2-26 ROBERT O HENRIQUESROBERT O HENRIQUES Robert O Henriques, 62, peacefully passed on February 14, 2014. After serving in the US Army, Bob became an entrepreuner at the age of 22 and built his company, Rolloffs Hawaii Inc over the next 35 years. As business partners with his wife and sons his business ventures include RRR Recycling Services and Fresh Catch. Bob was a very hardworking, trustworthy and respectable man loved and admired by family & friends alike. He shared his passions of building and cruising in his 1932-1937 street rods in Hawaii and stateside, along with boating and deep sea fishing. He is survived by his wife & highschool sweetheart Linda, mother Bernice Lane, sons Dominic (MikiLee), Reno (Mahealani) and Bobby. Five grandchildren: Reno Jr, Kaimana, Adam, Keira & Cole, Sisters – Virginia and Judy. A “Memory Gathering” celebrating Bob’s life and funtimes will be held on March 16, 2014, Heeia State Park Hall/Ulu Mau Village from 3pm-6pm. If desired, the family suggests donations to the American Kidney Foundation – Hawaii Chapter or American Diabetes Foundation – HawaiiChapter. Share your memories or photos of Bob at: www.bobmemories.com

Keylan Katsuji Kaleo Sato

Posted On February 25th, 2014 -

2-25 604724  Keylan SatoKEYLAN KATSUJI KALEO SATO Age 24 of Wahiawa, HI, passed away on February 9, 2014 in Hilo. Born April 14, 1989 in Honolulu, HI. Keylan graduated from Kameha- meha Schools – Kapalama in 2007, and in December 2013 he graduated from the University of Hawaii at Hilo with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. While at UHH, Keylan worked as a lifeguard and fitness instructor at the Student Life Center. He dedicated his spare time to bridging connections throughout the student body. He was a reporter for the school newspaper, Ke Kalahea, and served as a peer mentor for Peer Assistant Linkages and Support. Most recently, he was working towards becoming an EMT. Keylan is predeceased by his father, Kurt. Survived by mother, Dana Sato; brother, Isaiah Sato of Wahiawa; grandparents Katsuji Sato of Wahiawa; Catherine Tanoue of Wailuku, Maui; his trusty pal, Rusty; Hanai Family, Carol Scott, Megan & Hannah Bartlett, & Grayson Tanoue; many aunties, uncles, cousins, & friends. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Sunday (March 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Memorial Service 10:30 a.m.

Violet Zuko Ansai

Posted On February 24th, 2014 -

VIOLET KAZUKO ANSAI Age 84, of Kailua; daughter of Tokujiro and Hawayo Okumoto (deceased parents), passed away on February 12, 2014. A retired field assistant with the U.S. Geological Survey of Honolulu, she is survived by her son, Byron Ansai; daughter, Charmaine (Gregg) Matsuura; granddaughter, Nicole Ansai; grandson, Matthew Matsuura; sisters, Dorothy Okamura and Betty (Raymond) Choo. Private services held. No koden (monetary gifts), please.

MARLO G. BASUEL

Posted On February 24th, 2014 -

MARLO G. BASUEL Age 42, of Waipahu, HI, passed away January 13, 2014 in Honolulu. Born June 21, 1971. Was employed at Hawaiian Isle Water Company as a forklift operator. He is survived by former wife, Teresita B. Pagtama; daughters, Abegaile P. Basuel, Britney P. Basuel, Chelsea P. Basuel, Marjulz Basuel; son, Jon Paul Basuel; mother, Erlinda Basuel;brothers, Nestor G. (Marlyn) Basuel, Jefferson G. (Jennifer) Basuel; sisters, Cristia (Moises) Salcedo, Saling (Jesus) Laguna; Visitation 6:00 p.m. Sunday (March 2) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Wake Service 6:30 p.m. Casual Attire. Flowers Welcome.

WILHELMINA “MINA” SOPHIA GOMES KANAE

Posted On February 23rd, 2014 -

2-23-WILHELMINA-KANAEWILHELMINA “MINA” SOPHIA GOMES KANAE 80, of Waimanalo, passed away on January 23, 2014. She was born on August 19, 1933, in Honolulu, to Ernest and Maria Gomes. She is survived by children Wilhelmina “Willie” M. Kanae; Frances “Fran” (Bill) Becker of Kapaa, Kauai; Ernest Kanae of Hilo, Hawaii; and Steven (Julie Beth) Kanae; 10 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchildren. Surviving sisters are Gertrude Mahoney, Ruth (Samuel) Yap of Puko’o, Moloka’i, Ernestine (Edward Sr) Kama, Juanita Shoehigh, and Claire Ann Cabrido, and brother William (Bonnie) Gomes of San Marcos, California. A proud graduate of the class of 1951 from William McKinley High School, Mina enjoyed a good party and went to all her reunion gatherings. She loved music and hula dancing. While still in high school, her hula experience started under the auspices of Kent Ghirard at the Niumalu Hotel, which is now the Hilton Hawaiian Village, and took her to Japan and the Philippines. After high school, she was a contestant in the 1951 Miss Hawaii Pageant. In June of 1952, she joined the Royal Hawaiian Girls Glee Club dancing with the Kodak Hula Show through 1997. In her early years with Kodak, she opened “Mina Kanae’s Hula Studio” teaching hula to military families and their children. Mina was also a life time member of Hale O Na Alii O Hawaii. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Borthwick Mortuary, Vineyard/Maunakea Chapel. Visitation at 5:30pm and service at 6:00 p.m. Aloha attire. No Flowers

LYDIA D. LIONGSON

Posted On February 23rd, 2014 -

LYDIA D. LIONGSON Age 58, of Kahuku, HI, passed away January 23, 2014 in Ewa Beach. Born March 27, 1955 in Laoag City, Philippines She is survived by husband, Valentin L. Liongson; daughters, Hazel (Garrick) Russell, Rowena (Travis) Browne; mother, Rosalia Ubando; brothers, Rolando Daguio, Victor (Tessie) Daguio; sisters, Estilita (Elviro) Alonzo, Luvisminda (Edison) Isaac, Teresita (Edwin) Panag; 3 grandchildren. Visitation 10:00 a.m. Saturday (March 1) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park Aloha Attire.

TATSUE “MARGE” TAKATANI

Posted On February 23rd, 2014 -

TATSUE ‘MARGE’ TAKATANI Tatsue ‘Marge’ Takatani 92, of Waipahu died in Santa Maria, CA on Dec 19, 2013. She was born in Keeau, Hawaii. Tatsue retired as a custodian at August Ahrens School in Waipahu. She was also a seamstress at Andrade’s. Tatsue was pre- deceased by her husband, Hiroshi (Winky), son Stanley, and brothers Kaoru, Hisashi and Sadayuki Nagai. She is survived by her daughter Karen (Karen’s husband, Bob Gallagher), both of Los Angeles, CA and brother Ikuo, of Sacramento, CA. Services will be at The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) on Wed. February 26th at 10:30am.


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